Pitcher Chase DeJong was selected last year in the second round of the 2012 amateur draft, #81 overall and made 6 appearances for the Rookie League Gulf Coast Blue Jays. Last summer at the age of 18, he faired quite well throwing 12 IP, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, only 1 walk, and he accumulated 15 strikeouts! He currently sits anywhere from #17-22 on many Blue Jays prospect lists, and while it’s tough to make comparables for him right now at the MLB level, he has the upside of a mid-rotation starter. He was fortunately able to answer a few short questions for me via an email interview.
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